Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The U.S. bishops’ conference has made defeating the Equality Act a priority, citing concerns over religious freedom.
Politics & SocietyNews
Zoey Maraist - Catholic News Service
While standing outside the prison that housed Virginia's execution chamber, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in the state March 24.
Photo still from ‘Francesco,’ a documentary from Evgeny Afineevsky
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
“Francesco” dissolves much of the distance between the pope and the people of all faiths who embrace him.
Politics & SocietyNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
The life and works of the famed Italian poet Dante Alighieri remain a lasting treasure that embodies the virtue of hope, Pope Francis said.
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Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
The most ambitious attempt to unionize in Amazon’s 26-year history has been widely endorsed, including by Senator Marco Rubio.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
At the beginning of his Passion, Jesus bears witness to the truth as he allows himself to be proclaimed the messiah.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Jan-Albert Hootsen
The gang truce in Querétaro was modeled after a similar pact among dozens of gangs in Monterrey. A nonprofit called Nacidos Para Triunfar played a crucial role in bringing gang members and civic authorities together.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an effort to reduce a budget deficit exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vatican is cutting salaries for 6,000 higher-level employees.
FaithInterviews
J.D. Long-García
“Jesus thought we were worth dying for,” the retired archbishop of Philadelphia said. ”There must be a lot of things that we ought to think are worth living and dying for.”
FaithPodcasts
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Vatican correspondent Gerard O'Connell and host Colleen Dulle discuss the pope’s comments and why Vaticanistas use anonymous sources so often.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has appointed Juan Carlos Cruz—a well-known Chilean victim of abuse, international advocate for survivors of clerical abuse and a gay man—to the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“It is necessary that knowledge becomes practical through listening and welcoming of the least ones, the fragile ones, and the one who is considered discarded by society,” the pope said in a message to moral theologians today.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
This is the second installment of a three-part series of interviews with Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States.
Politics & SocietyNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis’ Holy Week and Easter will be celebrated primarily in St. Peter’s Basilica with a very small congregation.
FaithFaith in Focus
Erika Rasmussen
My generation has never known what it is to exist without the possibility of death by firearms at school, at the movies.
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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary Beth YountMichael M. Canaris
We cannot continue to punish the children of immigrants and create a caste of undereducated residents, write Mary Beth Yount and Michael M. Canaris. All college students should be eligible for federal loan and grant programs.
FaithNews
Mark Zimmerman - Catholic News Service
In a major address on confronting the sin of racism and working for racial harmony, Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, the nation’s first African American cardinal, said a “healing of America’s soul” is needed.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
An interview with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, on Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq and what’s next for Vatican diplomacy in the Middle East.
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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Patrick T. Brown
The new Covid relief package attacks child poverty by providing cash to low-income and working-class parents. Patrick T. Brown writes that this is a goal that should unite policy makers from both parties.
FaithNews
The Associated Press
More than 230 professors of Catholic theology have signed a statement protesting the Vatican’s recent pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, adding to dissent over the document.